312 Urban Wheat | Goose Island Beer Co.

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312 Urban Wheat312 Urban Wheat

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States

Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Crisp, bright flavor shines like city lights on Lake Michigan. Hazy and unfiltered, our award-winning Urban Wheat Ale's flavor flows from start to finish.

18 IBU

Added by DrunkMcDermott on 04-16-2004

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a rather generic wheat beer, although plenty refreshing in the summer, and very crisp with a light citrusy profile. its cloudy on the pour, but only mildly so, not too much sediment floating around or anything, and a fluffy white head over an inch tall, but it doesn't last real long. plenty of white wheat malt happening, light herbal notes of coriander and a seemingly authentic german hefe yeast. It does smell a little funky in the finish, a slight off flavor, lets see what it tastes like. relatively clean and refreshing, lemons are prevalent, as is the nice yeast, but it seems a little overdone, like a little more than necessary in terms of yeast. just a touch of pepper in there as well, and its a little more filling that I wish it was. as a down easy beer at a wedding, it seemed just slightly off the mark. it also doesn't taste a whole lot different than their summertime ale, which just seemed strange to me. is goose island going down the tubes? maybe too early to tell, but don't hate this.

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Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: very thin head on a hazy straw colored body.

S: wheat, grains and hint of slightly sour lemon.

T: grains and wheats. lemon provides more of zest and peppery note, differing from the aroma.

M: light body and high carbonation.

Overall: obviously very drinkable. Nice flavor for a usually bland genre. one of the better for the style.

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Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.38/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the BevMo Holiday Beerfest held at Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Pours a murky light yellow with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, wheat, and yeast. Taste is much the same with a mild bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is easy to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This poured out as a surprisingly clear looking brew, the color was golden and the head was white. The smell of the beer gives off some sweet wheat aromas, perhaps some other sweet grains as well. The nose of this beer is very light, nothing too pronounced here really. The taste of the beer is soft, quite refreshing, not fruity just light and enjoyable without much of a hop bitterness. The mouthfeel of the beer is light with a moderate carbonation. Overall it's a good drinking beer, isn't something I'd want all the time but it was nice to try.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.23/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -26.3%

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2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of metter98
3.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is cloudy yellow in color and poured with a large bright white head that slowly faced into a thin layer of bubbles coating the surface. A high amount of carbonation is visible.
S: Aromas of lemons really stand out in the nose; there are also some notes of biscuity malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but is slightly stronger and has more balance between the citrus and malt flavors.
M: It feels light-bodied on the palate and is very smooth and creamy.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and quite refreshing. I would definitely consider having this again on a hot summer day if I was looking for something sessionable.

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4/5  rDev +18%

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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of biboergosum
3.97/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap in the pub at O'Hare.

This beer appears a slightly hazy pale yellow colour, with one finger of pillow-like white head, which leaves some draped lace around the glass in its wake. It smells of mild wheat grain, citrus, spice, and earthy yeast. The taste is nice semi-sweet wheat malt, white pepper, mild citrus, and more subtle yeast. The carbonation is on the low side of average, the body medium weight and smooth. It finishes clean, yet with a decent heft - grain and spice fleshing things out.

For a style that normally leaves me looking to the next one, this is actually quite good - refreshing, enjoyable, and easy to drink.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 12/1/2014. Pours lightly hazy golden straw color with a 1-2 finger dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana/clove, wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and bready malt notes; with decent strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana/clove, wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Light herbal/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, light banana/clove. wheat, biscuit, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Nice robustness and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and bready malt notes; with a good malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth, fairly crisp, and lightly bready/creamy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish as expected of 4.2%. Overall this is a nice pale wheat ale. All around good robustness and balance of fruity/spicy yeast, earthy hops, and bready malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Built for the hot and hazy days of summer, 312 Urban Wheat delivers high refreshment with mild zesty fruit taste, crisp and clean and just enough character to keep the most hardened beer enthusiast coming back for more.

Pouring with a mild, milky haze the bright yellow ale builds a fluffy cottony head that endures the session with medium lace and retention. The beer simply has an appetizing appearance.

Aromatic with the light must and tartness of wheat, an overall estery quality of green apples, lemon zest, and juicy oranges meets soft clove, white pepper, and lemongrass herbs for a refreshing and balanced scent. But when compared to traditional German wheat ales, this American wheat has muted aromas and tilt ever so slightly to the acidic side.

Flavor do much the same as the taste of wheat malt, protien, and starch give a semi-rich taste that's backed with the sweetness of Juicy Fruit bubblegum and yeasty dough. Lemony acidity, citrus, and sulfur gives a briskness to the flavor that ensures a snappy and clean finish. The light lactic-like quality of fermentation gives a platform to the tartness that informs the fruit esters and together, provides wholesome and togetherness.

Medium bodied, at least until the carbonation subsides at mid palate; but the finish is quick, clean, and pleasantly acidic. Allowing a mild linger of zesty fruit and dry wheat malt, the finish is backed by the mild warmth of mint and herbs.

Where I generally enjoy the fuller flavor of authentic Hefeweizens, I can see this crisper, cleaner, and more simplified palate finding way into my glass while enjoying a game at Wrigley Field.

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2.75/5  rDev -18.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of zeff80
3.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours out a cloudy, golden-yellow color with a fluffy one-finger head. No lacing.

S - It smelled of fruits, wheat and yeast. There was a sweet aroma, as well.

T - A great blend of fruits and wheat. Also, a sweet kick.

M - It was crisp and light-bodied.

D - A very good Am. Pale Wheat Ale. A great combo of wheat and fruit tastes.

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